Iowa City, Iowa

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Let’s take a swing through Iowa. I actually have in-laws around Iowa City, so maybe I should forward this on to them, huh?

At 1253PM, CT Iowa City was reporting a temperature of 25 degrees with overcast skies. A line of snow was moving into Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, though it looks to be a quick moving feature at the leading edge of a trough spun off from a much broader system over the Rockies. The larger jet trough at the root of this system is split over the Upper Midwest, allowing for a bit of surface instability and more atmospheric support for a pendant trough than would usually by typical.
The discrete circulation moving into the Great Lakes will also pipe in a bit of stabilizing cold Canadian air through the Upper Midwest. This should buy a fairly tranquil Wednesday morning, however as the broader low moves into the Plains, it will overwhelm the feature that will be moving into the Great Lakes by Wednesday night. Precipitation will build quickly, but a surge of midlevel warmth will lead to a period of freezing precipitation as well on Thursday morning. Cold air will wrap back in for Thursday afternoon, and blustery, snowy conditions will take the rest of the day.
Tomorrow – Mixed precipitation with ice more prevalent late High 34, Low 25
Thursday -Ice turning to snow, before wind increases and clouds clear, High 34, Low 11

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy with light rain developing later in the day. High 37, Low 25
Thursday – Rain and freezing rainthen becoming windy and mixing with light snow and sleet in the afternoon High 34, Low 16

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy, a little rain, beginning after temperatures rise above freezing High 37, Low 25
Thursday – A bit of freezing rain in the afternoon; otherwise, a little morning rain; cloudy, windy High 35, Low 7

NWS: Tomorrow – Rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy,  High 36, Low 25
Thursday – Rain and freezing rain, possibly mixed with snow before noon, then a chance of snow and freezing rain between noon and 4pm, then a chance of snow after 4pm High 35, Low 9

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. Light rain likely in the afternoon. High 36, Low 26
Thursday – Blustery. Mostly cloudy. Light rain possibly mixed with freezing rain and snow in the morning, then a chance of freezing rain and snow in the afternoon. High 34, Low 6

WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with light rain. High 36, Low 27
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with light wintry mix. High 35, Low 30

FIO: Tomorrow – Overcast throughout the day (brief rain). High 36, Low 27
Thursday – Snow (< 1 in.) starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon, and breezy starting in the afternoon. High 35, Low 8

There is a good chance that the middle of the day will be nasty. I think there will be more wintry weather than other outlets, and I am very sure WeatherNation will regret not having hourly forecasts out through Thursday.

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